Four of a kind – an easy fold!
In Omaha Poker, picking up your four hole cards and seeing a monster hand is not that great, since you can only use two of them. If, for example, your hole cards are four kings, you do not have four of a kind! As a matter of fact, you cannot even make three of a kind, since no king can come on the board.
Or, if you have four hearts, your chances of making a flush are worse than if you had had only two hearts. If you have two hearts and two spades in your hand, your flush chances are even better. So, do not be fooled when you look down at a fantastic hand in Omaha Poker.
Big straight draws
After the flop in Texas Holdem Poker, a made hand (such as three of a kind) is usually the favorite against a drawing hand (such as four cards to a straight). In Omaha Poker, this is not the case, since there are so many ways of making a really good hand. With these draws, you can put in a lot of bets.